More than 250 people assembled on Saturday 1 March in the lovely Quirinetta theatre, which is around the corner from the Trevi fountain in the heart of Rome. The event was called Constituenta #GreenItalia – it celebrated the foundation of a new ecologist movement in Italy.
Six candidates have presented themselves to become a Green Leading Candidate in the Green Primary, that we are organising as European Greens: five of them nominated by their Green party, one by the Federation of Young European Greens. It was the first of a series of deadlines that we face in the procedure. And as with every deadline it was exciting too see if last minute nominations would come in and if we would receive all of them in time.
I went to Madrid, Spain, last week looking about the city in preparation for the EGP spring council in May. Then it was on to Budapest, Hungary, to discuss party politics. It was a two-pronged shock into the current economic reality facing wide streches of Europe.
Blog post by EGP Secretary General Jacqueline Cremers on the passing of Lin Tabak. Lin fought like a lioness for what she believed is an intrinsic democratic right, and a necessity for a thriving of European democracy; access, participation and influence for individuals on all levels of party democracy, and thus also at the European level.